This Audio is an interview given by Shri. K.S.Thimmappaiah (ಶ್ರೀ. ತಿಮ್ಮಪ್ಪಯ್ಯ,60), Shanubhogue of Kalaghatta (B-duga Hobali, Holalkere Taluk), of Chitradurga Dist, Karnataka state. India.This deals with the tax collection methods, chosen for the farmers of that region. Shanubhogue, Gauda and a few others are responsible to collect Agricultural tax. Their higher officials organize a meeting on an appropriate day, taking the consent of the village officials mentioned above.
This audio is a very valuable document and gives a insight how the Land Revenue taxes were collected before and in 19th Century India.
The draw backs as is seen seems to be, no concern for the people residing in the villages. Of course, the villagers were by and large illiterates, and not traveled away from their native places. Manly for economic reasons. India had the taste of Independence during 1959s, but no one was aware how to conduct ourselves. No infra structures, Colleges, Manufacturing units, Educational institutions, were adequately available. In such situation, our national leaders, and especially our Maharajas' of Mysore, contributed immensely. Sir M.Vishveshwaraiah's contributions are monumental !
All India Radio Chitradurga had this programs in weekly affairs --A topic which threw light on the Social service/Govt. Service rendered by the Shanubhogres of those days. Later this post of abolished and A Village Accountant's post was created. Not by the Ancestral system, but on purely an interview.